Arsenal in talks to send Sead Kolasinac on loan transfer to Schalke in January before being allowed to leave next summer

ARSENAL defender Sead Kolasinac is reportedly in talks to return to Schalke on loan.

The out of favour full-back is set to head back to Germany before a permanent exit in the summer.

Kolasinac almost moved to Bayer Leverkusen earlier this year but the move fell through.

According to the Mail, the 27-year-old is in talks with his former club Schalke about a loan move in January.

Kolasinac enjoyed a successful spell at Schalke which resulted in his move to Arsenal in 2017.

But the Bosnia and Herzegovina defender has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal with the form of Kieran Tierney keeping him out of the team.

With little future under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates, Kolasinac is ready to leave on loan in the transfer window.

Kolasinac has struggled for game time recently and his season was also disrupted after testing positive for coronavirus in November while on international duty.

The defender has made 78 appearances for Arsenal since moving to England but has only featured in one Premier League game this season.

With his contract running until 2022, Kolasinac is likely to seek a permanent move next summer in a bid to secure regular football.

Arsenal are planning to reduce their squad in the January transfer window with a number of players heading for the exit door.

Kolasinac is likely to be one of the players with the club also keen to move on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.

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